Staff reporters

Union School Board meets tonight

UNION — The Union School Board will meet tonight, Aug. 14. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school athletic complex.

Pancake breakfast benefits Cove Education Foundation

COVE — The Cove Education Foundation will be serving a pancake breakfast Aug. 17 as part of the Cove Cherry Fair. Alaskan sourdough pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice will be available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Founder’s Hall at the Ascension School Conference Center. Cost is $7 for age 12 and older, $3 for age 5-11. Those younger than 5 eat for free. Coffee on its own will be sold for $1. All proceeds benefit the Cove Education Foundation.

Stop by GRH’s red tent at farmers market

LA GRANDE — At the Saturday La Grande Farmers Market this summer, Grande Ronde Hospital’s red tent has giveaways and free activities for all ages. On Aug. 17, stop by and learn about GRH’s ImPACT Concussion Testing program. The Saturday Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon at Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue.

Stockgrowers Ranch Rodeo is Saturday

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Stockgrowers’ annual meeting and ranch rodeo will take place Aug. 17 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise. The annual breakfast meeting is at 7 a.m. at Cloverleaf Hall. The ranch rodeo begins at 11 a.m. and will include the championship rockjack building competition, branding, dog working, horse working, cattle sorting, horse races and kids’ stick horse races and ewe milking. A dinner at Cloverleaf Hall begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. After the dinner will be awards and a dance with live music.

Fish for free this weekend

SALEM — The ODFW is offering free fishing Aug. 17-18 in Oregon. During these two days, no fishing licenses or tags are required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. All other fishing regulations apply including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.

Kids want to play soccer this fall?

LA GRANDE — The registration deadline for Grande Ronde Valley FC’s fall youth soccer is Aug. 26. Practice for players ages 3-13 begins the week of Sept. 2. Games for U10-U14 teams competing in the Eastern Oregon Soccer League will be on Saturdays from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26. Visit for more information and online registration.

Grande Ronde Valley FC is an inclusive, community-based soccer organization. According to its website, the goal of GRVFC is “to develop soccer players by creating a competitive soccer environment focused on technical skills, tactical understanding, good sportsmanship, community service and excellence both on and off the field.”

Registration is open for Drug Free Run

LA GRANDE — The 2019 Drug Free Run is scheduled for Aug. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Mt. Emily Recreation Area Owsley Canyon Trailhead. The event is the major fundraiser for the Union County Safe Communities Coalition and helps support youth substance abuse prevention activities in Union County. The cost of the 5K and 10K for adults is $25 if pre-registered (onsite registration is $30); for age 12 and younger, the fee is $10 if pre-registered ($15 onsite). The cost for a “family-friendly mile” is $5 if pre-registered ($7 onsite). To pre-register, go to or mail a check to UCSCC DFR, 1106 K Ave., La Grande 97850. Debit or credit card payments will not be accepted on race day.

Awards will be given in gender and age categories at the end of the race. For more information, call 541-963-1068 or email .

Some Oregon Powerball tickets list incorrect dates

SALEM — A press release from the Oregon Lottery dated Aug. 13 announced that Advance 24-draw quick-pick Powerball tickets printed Aug. 10-12 listed incorrect dates for the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws. While the dates on the tickets are off by one day, the tickets are valid for the actual draws. A coding mistake in the Powerball ticketing system caused the draw dates to print one day off on approximately 30 tickets.

Players who purchased Powerball tickets that included the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws have two options: hold on to the ticket and present it for validation if winning numbers are drawn for any of the draws listed, or contact the Oregon Lottery at 503-540-1000 or to receive a new ticket with the same numbers.

Nonprofits and volunteers sought for Celebrate La Grande

LA GRANDE — The 24th annual Celebrate La Grande End of Summer Block Party is set for Sept. 5 at Max Square in downtown La Grande. This event offers free hot dogs, soda, ice cream, music, dancing, fire truck rides and tons of family entertainment.

Non-profit organizations that would like to display their wares and explain their function to the citizens of La Grande are encouraged to contact Haley Hines at 541-786-5285 (call or text) or . Volunteers are also sought to help set up and tear down Celebrate La Grande. For more information, call or text Dana Wright at 541-786-1041.